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Bodies found in California well linked to 'Speed Freak Killers'

  • San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore speaks during a news conference at the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp, Calif., on Friday, March 30, 2012. FBI's Todd Irinaga and DOJ's Jill Spriggs listen at rear. Authorities on Friday released the identities of two Northern California teenagers whose remains were among hundreds of bone fragments found last month inside an abandoned well linked to two men known as the "Speed Freak Killers." (AP Photo/The Record, Michael McCollum)

FRENCH CAMP — Two more possible victims of the "Speed Freak Killers" were identified Friday — more than 25 years after the teens disappeared from their Stockton homes, authorities said.

The disclosures bring to four the number of missing young women from the Central Valley whose remains have been found this year as the result of a death row inmate's crudely drawn maps directing authorities to burial sites.

In the latest discovery, San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore said the remains of Kimberly Billy, who went missing in 1984 at the age of 19, and JoAnn Hobson, who disappeared in 1985 at 16 were among the hundreds of bone fragments found last month in an abandoned well near the farming town of Linden.

Authorities were working to identify the remains of a third body found in the well.

"At this point, of those 1,000 bone pieces that were recovered from the well, the forensic anthropologist has been able to reconstruct what they believe to be three individuals," Moore said.


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